Batman: The Dark Knight #13

Batman: The Dark Knight #13

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Batman is pushed to his limits as he faces a fear toxin unlike any he has ever encountered! What is Batman most afraid of? Find out here! More on The Scarecrows origin.

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 24, 2012

    The While Hurwitz's time spent in the Bat universe has been similar from title to title, that's not a bad thing. He's turned this book's direction into a series that features villain case studies. Direction is something that this book needed greatly, and this issue is a shining example of that. Comparatively speaking, there pretty much is none between this, and the last time Scarecrow was featured in the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 24, 2012

    The art matches the sinister writing very well. Finch draws horror splendidly, and there is plenty of horror in these pages. As usual, his pages featuring people in superhero costumes look much better than his pages featuring normal, everyday people. When he is not drawing ugly monsters and/or a drug induced Batman, Finch's art can look a little stiff. However, the good outweighs the bad in this issue, which is not something anybody usually says about Batman: The Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 24, 2012

    Overall, it was a good read. Very entertaining, and perfectly scary which is just what you want to read this close to Halloween. Its only major drawback, and it's a pretty big one, is that there isn't much here. Its overuse of extra-large panels and splash pages with little or no dialogue means that you'll be done reading this comic in around 5 minutes and no character even leaves the basement! The story needs to pick up the pace and dream a little bigger both in its villain's ambitions and its hero's nightmares. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 29, 2012

    If this was Batman being written for the first time around, maybe Hurwitz's take would work a lot better, but instead it flies against precedent and fails to achieve the sympathies it means to invoke. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Oct 31, 2012

    For what it's worth, this story arc is the best by far for Batman: The Dark Knight. Hurwitz is just killing the pages with his back stories on these cerebral villains. I've never really given Scarecrow much praise for his arch villainy, but I think I'm starting to respect his character a little more and Finch's dark gritty portrayals are giving me the cool chills for Halloween. I will definitely recommend the story arc to friends, but as for Issue #13 of this comic book. I would say skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Oct 28, 2012

    The art was also wonderful. Finch's art matched the tone of the book. He made the Scarecrow look scary in this issue. He has shown horror in all the pages of this book. But at one point the art got a little boring. Anyway the book was good enough. Read Full Review

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